Kabul: Blasts and gun shots were heard near the UN Assistance Mission in Kabul Sunday, as reported.
Witnesses said the blasts occurred in the Charahi Zambaq area, which is close to the office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

Taliban has claimed responsibility of the seven blasts across Kabul. It says, British embassy, German and NATO headquarters were key targets.

Afghan media said insurgents had stormed the Star Hotel complex near the presidential palace and the Iranian embassy and black smoke was pouring from the building.

The embassies were not immediately available for comment. The apparently coordinated attack is bound to intensify worry in the run-up to the planned withdrawal of foreign combat troops by the end of 2014.
Afghan security forces, who are responsible for the safety of the capital, were scrambling to reinforce areas around the so-called green diplomatic section of the city centre.